Entries tagged with ‘Make Your Life Count’

 

Sustainability. Empowerment. Dignity.

Who are you and how are you going to change the world? What really matters? What is your purpose? Who do you want to be? These are the "big," challenging questions. Mary Duvall ’05 is one Gustavus graduate who asked such questions at Gustavus and let them lead her on a journey of helping others.

 

Laura Mueller: An Unexpected Passion

You never know what might happen when you take a class at Gustavus. You might make a best friend. You might learn that you really can write a 20-page paper. Or you might find a topic that sparks a lifelong interest. This last possibility was the case for Laura Mueller ’92.

 

Steve Wilkinson: Tennis and Life

For the past 40 years at Gustavus, the name “Wilkinson” has been synonymous with “tennis.” Steve Wilkinson that is. Wilkinson's achieved the status of winningest coach in men's tennis collegiate history with his team's overall record of 929-279 (.768) and a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) mark of 334-1 (.997). He is also the founder of the Tennis and Life Camps (TLC)—the largest tennis camp in one location in the country.

 

Making the Most of Summer Months

With class recess during the months of June, July, and August, most Gustavus students pack up and head home. For some Gustavus students, however, summer provides a three-month opportunity to conduct research or work on an independent, academic project with professors. Participants in research this past summer talk about their experiences.

 

Soccer and Sanneh

Summer camps are a great way for junior and senior high school students to spend a few days improving their skills on the basketball court, honing their technique in the pool, or developing their abilities as a public speaker. Camps such as these were in full swing at Gustavus this summer. One camp, the Sanneh Soccer Camp, combines athletic development with social awareness and healthy lifestyle programming.

 

Landing Her Dream Job

Betsy Langowski ’08 landed her dream job at age 22. Two short years after graduating with degrees in mathematics and communication studies, Langowski works for her one true passion, Apple Computers. She credits Gustavus Adolphus College for her success.

 

Reflections of International Music Tours

Written by Jaimie Farel ’10 Eye opening. Life changing. Memorable. Gustavus Adolphus College student musicians commonly speak these short but profound statements after international music tours. The tours challenge students’ thinking and broadens their horizons. “Going international reminds you that there is a world out there besides what we see here, or what we’ve encountered […]

 

Following a Calling

Written by Hanna Schutte '11 As a college junior, Wes Jones ’11 is anything but stereotypical. Barely into his 20’s, he has already saved 11 lives through his work with the Coast Guard. He has had a life-long drive and passion for doing good in the world, which has led Jones to pursue many interests and community-minded projects. During his time at Gustavus, his goals of working to make the world a better place haven’t slowed down one bit.

 

Chairs That Build Community

Written by Kelly J Nelson ’10 Four years ago, an inspiration for enriching the Gustavus community arose. A Gustavus professor was inspired after attending a workshop lead by the Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR). Aaron Banks, associate professor of health and exercise science, had a vision to join people together to provide a campus-wide opportunity […]